Annex E. International Armaments Strategy
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

1. Atmospheric Effects (Israel)

Description: Weather always has a significant impact on battlefield operations, and accurate prediction of weather offers a primary tactical advantage. Atmospheric modeling can forecast long-term weather; acoustic and electromagnetic propagation; smoke/ obscurant operations effects; and CB agent dispersal.

Justification: A specific near term ASTMP milestone includes the development of automated 48-hour battlefield weather forecasting capabilities; the development of weather effect decision aids; and the application of virtual reality concepts for simulation of battlefield environmental effects. Use of Canadian and Israeli experience could enhance progress on these milestones.

Implementation: Active DEAs exist with Israel which could serve as a vehicle for the exchange of information to support ASTMP objectives.


Dr. Rodney Smith
Army Materiel Command
5001 Eisenhower Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22333-0001
e-mail: [email protected]


Mr. Stephen Cohn
Army Research Laboratory
2800 Powder Mill Road
Adelphi, MD 20783-1197
e-mail: [email protected]